Tuesday, November 29, 2016
This has been such a scary day for people who live, work, or are visiting the Gatlinburg area. There are fires that seem to be coming from all directions and the spur connecting Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg is on fire also! Gatlinburg has been evacuated as well as parts of Pigeon Forge. Please say prayers for all the people who are affected and all the helpers who have come in to help fight these fires. Arrowmont was on fire at the last news cast I saw and they said there was 30 businesses on fire. It is just something we don't experience in this area and no one really knows what to do or how to respond other than pray and try to stay out of the way. It is very smoky and smells like wood smoke here in Kodak but no fires that I know of. If any of you can get WATE TV news or WBIR to see a little of this and if you have ever visited Gatlinburg it is a sickening sight. I am sure it will be on national news since it is so huge. My heart just goes out to all the people who have lost homes and a lifetime of memories and things that are irreplaceable, but the important thing is to remember that being alive and having your family safe is the most important thing possible - so just give your love ones a big hug and thank GOD you have them to hug!!